Uniting choreographers and composers DANCE

October 08, 1998|By Judith Green

The Kennedy Center and the American Dance Festival have embarked on an imaginative project to link contemporary choreographers with contemporary jazz composers.

Two of the four collaborations will be offered in October: Parsons Dance Company next week, with saxophonist Phil Woods, in "Fill the Woods With Light," and Pilobolus at the end of the month, with Maria Schneider and her orchestra, in "The Hand That Mocked, The Heart That Fed."

If jazz is not your forte but imaginative collaborations are, Marta Renzi - the sister-in-law of filmmaker John Sayles, whose partner is Maggie Renzi - brings her troupe, called the Project Co., to the Dance Place this weekend. With her will be Anna Sedlackova and her dancers, who come from Bratislava, Slovakia, and who have been working with Renzi since 1994.

Parsons and Woods will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Pilobolus and Schneider are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29-30, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Both are in the Eisenhower Theater. Tickets are $20-$32. Call 202-467-4600.

Renzi and Sedlackova are at the Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. N.E., near the Brookland/Catholic University Metro stop. Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12, $10 students and seniors, $5 children. Call 202-269-1600.

Pub Date: 10/08/98

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